Police operatives have arrested four kidnap and armed robbery gang members responsible for the recent series of kidnapping of some staff of the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria and their families have been arrested.
The gang members, a security staff of ABU Aliyu a.k.a Maigiwa, 27 years alongside Aliyu Bello 18 years, Ishaku Kabiru 30 years and Abubakar Yakubu a.k.a Dogo 23 years, were arrested following police investigations and rescue operations for the kidnap victims.
The arrest of Abubakar Aliyu a.k.a Maigiwa by the Oepratives of Police IRT led to the arrest of the other three gang members.
Abubakar Aliyu who provides information to the gang on the movement and lifestyle of the victims.
A statement from CP Frank Mba said some of the victims were rescued during the operation and reunited with their families.
The statement stated further that in a follow-up on investigations and information provided by a kidnap victim who identified and raised alarm on citing one Ibrahim Idris a.k.a Naira as a member of the gang responsible for his kidnap and collection of ransom before his release, the Police Team on 7th January, 2021 arrested the suspect which led to the arrest of two other gang members; Abubakar Yusuf a.k.a Ndalati 42 years and Abubakar Ahmodu 20 years.
According to the Police, investigations revealed that Abubakar Ahmodu is responsible for spying on and identifying potential victims of kidnap for the gang.
He reportedly provided intimate details about his father which led to the kidnap and eventual extortion of a ransom of N2,000,000 from his biological father.